Premier League’s bottom team Newcastle United are now without a win in thirteen (13) games since the start of this season after they were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal in their latest league outing. The Gunners scored twice in ten minutes to win the game and return to winning ways.

Newcastle United welcomedmanager Eddie Howe to the dugout for the first time since his appointment in the first week of this month after he recovered from COVID-19. Howe was missing from the dugout in the first game of his tenure, a 3-3 home draw with West Londoners Brentford in the league last weekend. On his return, Howe could not stop Newcastle United from suffering their seventh league defeat of the current season.

Howe set up his team in an organised manner and Arsenal struggled to create decent opportunities to score goals. The Gunners even had to rely on goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to deny midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from giving the visitors the lead in the first half with a very good save. Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could have given his team the lead in the final minutes of the first half, but the Gabonese striker somehow missed an open goal from a few yards out when it was more difficult to miss. The save from Ramsdale and the miss from Aubameyang ensured that the two teams went into the break on level terms via a goalless draw.

Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka spared the blushes of his skipper when he gave the hosts the lead on 56 minutes before his replacement, Gabriel Martinelli made sure of the points ten minutes later. Martinelli had come on for Saka who had to come off with a knock and it took him just 89 seconds to make his mark on the game. The Brazilian footballer was able to score his first Arsenal goal since May to wrap up the game.

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